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Let me introduce Tako’s sister: Tako Torta.

Let me introduce Tako’s sister: Tako Torta.

On Super Bowl Sunday, Kevin and I ventured out for an early lunch before the game day festivities. I chose a taco place suggested by another coworker. Like Viva Los Tacos, this restaurant is also east of the city. We made our way to Tako Torta in Bakery Square. Tako Torta is a taqueria-inspired outpost, compared to its full service sister restaurant, Tako, in downtown Pittsburgh. Tako Torta has the same authentic ingredients, creative tacos, and handcrafted cocktail focused specialties…

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What happens in Oakland, stays in Oakland at Viva Los Tacos!

What happens in Oakland, stays in Oakland at Viva Los Tacos!

On one of the many frequent cold weekends, Kevin and I bundled up and made our way to Harrison Hills for a winter hike. I revisited my old friend, the Rachel Carson Trail, and introduced Kevin to the eastern terminus of the trail. We have hiked sections together near North Park, but none east of Hampton. One of my favorite segments has you trek through an ATV park near Saxonburg Road. I chose this section because of the rolling hills…

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My farewell Mount Washington meal at Gordo’s Tacos.

My farewell Mount Washington meal at Gordo’s Tacos.

Less than halfway through a long work week stretch, I needed to take a break and get tacos in my neighborhood. Both work and life outside of work had me exhausted. When I was not verifying medication orders in the hospital, I was lifting cardboard boxes from my apartment to my car. I am in the process of moving into my boyfriend Kevin’s house in the North Hills. Although I am going to miss the accessibility to everything in the…

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I put on my jewelry (and bring my taco notebook) just to go to La Bodega.

I put on my jewelry (and bring my taco notebook) just to go to La Bodega.

When my Ultimate Frisbee game was cancelled on a beautiful Thursday evening due to lighting issues at the field, I took that opportunity for a “bike the Burgh” and “eat the tacos” kind of night. The last time I bicycled in Pittsburgh, I went to Taquitos taco truck and Voodoo Brewery. This time, I went to La Bodega in Southside followed by Penn Brewery in Troy Hill. La Bodega was my initial plan last time, but I got taco-stracted by…

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Bike the Burgh and eat the tacos at Taquitos.

Bike the Burgh and eat the tacos at Taquitos.

Kevin and I had a bicycle and taco date night planned for a beautiful fall afternoon. The plan was to check out the fairly new taco place called La Bodega in the Southside on our way to Voodoo Brewery via the Greater Allegheny Passage Trail. The plan was quickly changed when I locked eyes with Taquitos Taco Truck less than 1 mile into our ride. My preferred bike route down Mount Washington involves cycling on Grandview Avenue all the way…

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Back to Bakersfield for more tacos.

Back to Bakersfield for more tacos.

Back in August of 2016, I wrote one of my first taco reviews and it was on Bakersfield tacos (link here). I cannot believe that I am coming up on my 5 year anniversary of the creation of my taco website. I looked back at my Bakersfield post and boy, was I a newb at describing tacos! At that time, I did not have a taco ranking system and I only took one photo of just one of the three…

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Happy Hour Highs at Lowkey Taco.

Happy Hour Highs at Lowkey Taco.

My coworker, Keri, recently informed me about a restaurant that has been slaying tacos on Tuesdays at $2 a pop. Over the past summer, Keri did me a solid favor and supplied me with tacos from El Burro when I was doing my Rachel Carson Trail Challenge (see post here). When I need tacos, I know I can rely on her. Anyways, Keri told me to let her know a time when I would like to join her and Matt…

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A quick U-Turn for tacos at La Catrina on Wheels.

A quick U-Turn for tacos at La Catrina on Wheels.

After a long shift at work, I made my way home in sight of making pizza for dinner. As I was driving down Western Avenue in the Northside, I saw a food truck stationed up outside of 412 Brewery. Once I saw that the food truck was La Catrina on Wheels, I immediately pulled a U-turn to park. My cravings changed quickly from pizza and wine to tacos and beer. La Catrina on Wheels is a taco truck that has…

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When you dip, I dip, we taco dip at St. Clair Social.

When you dip, I dip, we taco dip at St. Clair Social.

If St. Clair Hospital in the South Hills and Social House 7 in Downtown had a baby, you would get the name of the next Pittsburgh taco place I traveled to… St. Clair Social. St. Clair took a leap of faith and opened up during the pandemic. Their drive is to get Pittsburgh social again. The corner bar and restaurant is located at 302 South Saint Clair Street in the Friendship neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Here, we get the name St….

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Totopo has a sister and her name is Tocayo.

Totopo has a sister and her name is Tocayo.

Tocayo translates to “namesake” in English. The new restaurant in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh, Tocayo, shares the same ownership as Totopo in Mount Lebanon -hence the name. But Tocayo has the opportunity to specialize its menu and really achieve a perfect mix between traditional Mexican cuisine and the urban high-end flare. I am happy to announce that one of the menu items they chose to focus on perfecting is none other than tacos. I chose to try out Tocayo…

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